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Duluth judge to serve on national opioid task force

A Duluth judge has been appointed to a national task force that seeks to address the ongoing impacts of the opioid epidemic on the justice system.Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun Floerke is one of 20 judges, probation officers, attorneys and r...

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Judge Shaun Floerke (News Tribune file photo)

A Duluth judge has been appointed to a national task force that seeks to address the ongoing impacts of the opioid epidemic on the justice system.
Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun Floerke is one of 20 judges, probation officers, attorneys and representatives from children and family services selected to serve on the National Judicial Opioid Task Force.
The Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators established the task force in September with the goal of making recommendations for courts to address the misuse of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription drugs.
Floerke, a judge since 2004, is co-chair of Minnesota’s Treatment Court Initiative Advisory Committee and is a founding member and presiding judge of the South St. Louis County DWI Court, which was recognized last year as one of the most effective treatment courts in the nation.

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